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Changes in version 0.3.3.1-alpha - 2018-01-??:
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o Major feature (channel):
o Code simplification and refactoring (channels):
- Remove the incoming and outgoing channel queues. The reason to do
so was due to the fact that they were always empty meaning never
used but still looked at in our fast path. Bottom line, it was an
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HSPOST, ADD_ONION and DEL_ONION) have been extended to support v3
onion services. Closes ticket 20699.
 
o Major features (Onion Services):
o Major features (onion services, security):
- Provide torrc options to pin the second and third hops of onion
service circuits to a list of nodes. The option HSLayer2Guards
pins the second hop, and the option HSLayer3Guards pins the third
hop. Closes ticket 13837.
 
o Major features (relay):
o Minor features (relay):
- Implement an option, ReducedExitPolicy, to allow an Tor exit relay
operator to use a more reasonable ("reduced") exit policy, rather
than the default one. Closes ticket 13605. Patch from Neel Chauhan.
operator to use a more reasonable ("reduced") exit policy, rather than
the default one. If you want to run an exit node without thinking too
hard about which ports to allow, this one is for you. Closes ticket
13605. Patch from Neel Chauhan.
 
o Major features (Rust experimentation):
o Major features (rust, portability, experimental):
- Tor now ships with an optional implementation of one of its
smaller modules (protover.c) in the Rust programming language. To
try it out, install a Rust build environment, and configure Tor
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experience with Rust, and plan future Rust integration work.
Implementation by Chelsea Komlo. Closes ticket 22840.
 
o Major features (storage):
o Major features (storage, configuration):
- Users can choose to store cached directory documents somewhere
other than the DataDirectory by using the CacheDirectory option.
Similarly, the storage location for relay's keys can be overridden
with the KeyDirectory option. Closes ticket 22703.
 
o Major features (v3 onion services):
o Major features (v3 onion services, ipv6):
- When v3 onion service clients send introduce cells, include the
IPv6 address of the rendezvous point, if it has one. v3 onion
services running 0.3.2 ignore IPv6 addresses. In future Tor
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addresses to connect directly to the rendezvous point. Closes
ticket 23577. Patch by Neel Chauhan.
 
o Major bugfixes (onion services):
o Major bugfixes (onion services, retry behavior):
- Fix an "off by 2" error in counting rendezvous failures on the
onion service side. While we thought we would stop the rendezvous
attempt after one failed circuit, we were actually making three
circuit attempts before giving up. Now switch to a default of 2,
and allow the consensus parameter "hs_service_max_rdv_failures" to
override. Fixes bug 24895; bugfix on 0.0.6.
- New-style (v3) onion services now obey the "max rendezvous circuit
attempts" logic. Previously they would make as many rendezvous
circuit attempts as they could fit in the MAX_REND_TIMEOUT second
window before giving up. Fixes bug 24894; bugfix on 0.3.2.1-alpha.
 
o Major bugfixes (relays):
- Fix a set of false positives where relays would consider
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initial handshake and whether the connection authenticated as a
relay. Fixes bug 24898; bugfix on 0.3.1.1-alpha.
 
o Major bugfixes (v3 onion services):
- New-style (v3) onion services now obey the "max rendezvous circuit
attempts" logic. Previously they would make as many rendezvous
circuit attempts as they could fit in the MAX_REND_TIMEOUT second
window before giving up. Fixes bug 24894; bugfix on 0.3.2.1-alpha.
o Minor feature (IPv6):
- Make IPv6-only clients wait for microdescs for relays, even if we
were previously using descriptors (or were using them as a bridge)
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them, rather than waiting to download microdescriptors.
Implements 23827.
 
o Minor features (API, embedding):
o Minor features (embedding):
- Tor can now start with a preauthenticated control connection
created by the process that launched it. This feature is meant for
use by programs that want to launch and manage a Tor process
without allowing other programs to manage it as well. For more
information, see the __OwningControllerFD option documented in
control-spec.txt. Closes ticket 23900.
- On most errors that would cause Tor to exit, it now tries to
return from the tor_main() function, rather than calling the
system exit() function. Most users won't notice a difference here,
but it should make a significant difference on platforms that try
to run Tor inside a separate thread: they should now be able to
survive Tor's exit conditions rather than having Tor shut down the
entire process. Closes ticket 23848.
- Applications that want to embed Tor can now tell Tor not to
register any of its own POSIX signal handlers, using the
__DisableSignalHandlers option. This option is not meant for
general use. Closes ticket 24588.
 
o Minor features (cleanup):
- Tor now deletes the CookieAuthFile and ExtORPortCookieAuthFile
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would get the Exit flag if they allowed connections to one of
these ports and also port 6667. Resolves ticket 23637.
 
o Minor features (embedding):
- On most errors that would cause Tor to exit, it now tries to
return from the tor_main() function, rather than calling the
system exit() function. Most users won't notice a difference here,
but it should make a significant difference on platforms that try
to run Tor inside a separate thread: they should now be able to
survive Tor's exit conditions rather than having Tor shut down the
entire process. Closes ticket 23848.
o Minor features (embedding, mobile):
- Applications that want to embed Tor can now tell Tor not to
register any of its own POSIX signal handlers, using the
__DisableSignalHandlers option. This option is not meant for
general use. Closes ticket 24588.
o Minor features (fallback directory mirrors):
o Minor features (fallback directory mirror configuration):
- Add a nickname to each fallback in a C comment. This makes it
easier for operators to find their relays, and allows stem to use
nicknames to identify fallbacks. Implements ticket 24600.
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by changing Tor's default fallback weight to 10. Implements
ticket 24679.
 
o Minor features (fallbacks):
o Minor features (fallback directory list):
- Avoid selecting fallbacks that change their IP addresses too
often. Select more fallbacks by ignoring the Guard flag, and
allowing lower cutoffs for the Running and V2Dir flags. Also allow
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stats about the activity of configured onion services. Closes
ticket 24896.
 
o Minor features (instrumentation):
- Add the MainloopStats option to Tor that allows developers to get
o Minor features (instrumentation, development):
- Add the MainloopStats option to allow developers to get
instrumentation information from the main event loop via the
heartbeat messages. Closes ticket 24605.
heartbeat messages. We hope to use this to improve Tor's behavior when
it's trying to sleep. Closes ticket 24605.
 
o Minor features (logging):
o Minor features (log messages):
- Improve a warning message that happens when we fail to re-parse an
old router because of an expired certificate. Closes ticket 20020.
- Make the log more quantitative when we hit MaxMemInQueues
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o Minor features (performance, 32-bit):
- Improve performance on 32-bit systems by avoiding 64-bit division
to calculate the current timestamp in milliseconds for channel
when calculating the timestamp in milliseconds for channel
padding computations. Implements ticket 24613.
- Improve performance on 32-bit systems by avoiding 64-bit division
when timestamping cells and buffer chunks for OOM calculations.
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SIO_IDEAL_SEND_BACKLOG_QUERY. Closes ticket 22798. Patch
from Vort.
 
o Minor features (testing, debugging):
o Minor features (testing, debugging, embedding):
- For development purposes, Tor now has a mode in which it runs for
a few seconds, then stops, and starts again without exiting the
process. This mode is meant to help us debug various issues with
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future release. Implements ticket 24583.
 
o Minor bugfix (network IPv6 test):
- Tor test now checks if "ping -6 ::1" works when the user runs
- Tor's test scripts now check if "ping -6 ::1" works when the user runs
"make test-network-all". Fixes bug 24677; bugfix on 0.2.9.3-alpha.
Patch by "ffmancera".
 
o Minor bugfixes (build):
o Minor bugfixes (build, rust):
- Fix output of autoconf checks to display success messages for Rust
dependencies and a suitable rustc compiler version. Fixes bug
24612; bugfix on 0.3.1.3-alpha.
o Minor bugfixes (build, rust):
- When building with Rust on OSX, link against libresolv, to work
around the issue at https://github.com/rust-lang/rust/issues/46797.
Fixes bug 24652; bugfix on 0.3.1.1-alpha.
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elsewhere. Fixes bug 24733; bugfix on 0.3.0.0-alpha-dev; not in
any released version of tor.
 
o Minor bugfixes (debugging, memory leaks):
- Fix a harmless memory leak in tor-resolve. Fixes bug 24582; bugfix
on 0.2.1.1-alpha.
o Minor bugfixes (directory authorities, IPv6):
- When creating a routerstatus (vote) from a routerinfo (descriptor),
set the IPv6 address to the unspecified IPv6 address, and
explicitly initialise the port to zero. Fixes bug 24488; bugfix
explicitly initialize the port to zero. Fixes bug 24488; bugfix
on 0.2.4.1-alpha.
 
o Minor bugfixes (fallback directory mirrors):
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- When hibernating, do not try to upload or download descriptors.
Fixes a case of bug 12062; bugfix on 0.0.9pre5.
 
o Minor bugfixes (IPv6 preferences on bridges):
o Minor bugfixes (IPv6, bridges):
- Tor now always sets IPv6 preferences for bridges, even if there is
only router information or router status and warns about them.
Fixes bug 24573; bugfix on 0.2.8.2-alpha.
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correctly even when %include was used. Previously we would crash.
Fixes bug 22605; bugfix on 0.3.1. Patch from Daniel Pinto.
 
o Minor bugfixes (memory cleanup):
o Minor bugfixes (memory leaks):
- Avoid possible at-exit memory leaks related to use of Libevent's
event_base_once() function. (This function tends to leak memory if
the event_base is closed before the event fires.) Fixes bug 24584;
bugfix on 0.2.8.1-alpha.
- Fix a harmless memory leak in tor-resolve. Fixes bug 24582; bugfix
on 0.2.1.1-alpha.
 
o Minor bugfixes (OSX):
- Don't exit the Tor process if setrlimit() fails to change the file
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